El-Kretsen is the Swedish nationwide compliance scheme for consumer and B2B products. Founded in 2001, it was initiated by 20 trade associations as a not-for-profit service organisation, to serve all importers and manufacturers obligated by extended producer responsibility, to take back electrical and electronic products.

Collection system

El-Kretsen’s collection system includes over 2600 collection points. As a complement to this it is also possible for 1,5 million household to return their electrical waste close to the household. Twenty logistic partners are used, all of them certified. The products are sorted in 7 fractions at the collection sites (fridges/freezers, large white goods, small and medium sized electrical products, televisions and monitors, fluorescent tubes, lightning and portable batteries.

Treatment partners

Treatment plants are selected on the basis of competitive tender (quality, price and location are considered). For 2011, 32 plants in Sweden, Finland and Norway have been awarded contracts.

Categories covered

LHHAfully covered
SHHAfully covered
IT&Tfully covered
CEfully covered
Lightingfully covered
Toolsfully covered
Toys/Leisure/Sportsfully covered
Medicalfully covered
M&Cfully covered
Autom. Disp.fully covered





System Manager:

Fredrik Benson


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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing 51 producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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